The Junior and Ladies Trap program begins on April 15th with our Basic Shotgun Class. This class is for our new Ladies and Jr. Trap shooters for the 2017 season. We offer this class to teach gun handling and gun safety to all our new shooters. You do not have to be a COSC member to participate in this program. There is no cost to our program because it is funded through the NRA Grant we receive. To sign up for the Basic Shotgun Class, please contact Gary Kandler 646.7973.
Junior and Ladies Trap shooting will begin on Tuesday, May 2nd and normally continues every Tuesday through August (weather permitting). Shooting starts at 5:00 p.m. and continues until everyone has shot 2 rounds of practice with coaching. Junior shooters can also be scored to achieve NRA Marksmanship awards – which are very nice medals.
We have 3 shooter divisions + Ladies:
1. Rookie Division – Grades 5 and under
2. Intermediate Division – Grades 6-8
3. Senior Division – Grades 9-12
Sometimes, if time permits, we play a few games. Those students who have taken the Basic Shotgun class also have the opportunity to earn shooting awards through the NRA beginning with the Pro-Marksman and ending with the Distinguished Expert.
If you have a junior (girl or boy) who wants to learn how to shoot trap, properly, or wants to learn shotgun procedures and safety, or who just wants to shoot, this is the program for him or her. This program is open to juniors who are in the third through twelfth grades. The only two requirements are that the junior:
- Be mature enough to understand and obey trap safety rules and trap procedures.
- Be strong enough to safely hold a shotgun and shoot 25 rounds of ammunition.
COSC provides the instruction, safety equipment and provides clay pigeons and ammunition (either 12 gauge or 20 gauge shells) for the junior trap program. Again, there is no cost to the juniors or their parents. We also have shotguns that are available for use by juniors who do not have access to an appropriate firearm.
If you are interested, please contact Keith so he can begin putting a student list together.
Gary Kandler 646.7973
Chair, COSC Ladies/Junior Trap